Paulinho insists he wants to stay with Tottenham.

The midfielder has been linked with Chelsea since the end of the season.

The Daily Star says speaking during Brazil's World Cup training camp press day, the 25-year-old denied he had any issues with Sherwood and said he never considered returning to his homeland and that he wants to stay at Spurs.

He has been the subject of interest from Chelsea as Jose Mourinho wants to add to his midfield with the likely departure of Frank Lampard and David Luiz's move to PSG.

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